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Connections: Chidike Okeem on black conservatism

Chidike Okeem is a writer, and an outspoken black conservative. He argues that mainstream American conservatism often traffics in anti-black rhetoric, and it forces black conservatives to join that refrain. But Okeem also argues that liberal policies have been destructive, and he finds a distinct home for black conservatism that is solution-oriented.

Okeem is critical of popular black conservative figures like Sheriff Clarke and Jason Riley, but says that there is a natural conservative fit for African Americans to find. And it starts, he adds, with telling the truth about white supremacy. Endlessly fascinating, Okeem is our guest.

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.